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Canary Wharf Night Shoot

My friend Jena kindly suggested a night shoot around the Canary Wharf Estate yesterday evening, so myself and my colleague Kevin, also a photographer, joined her. We soldiered through our shots in spite of the intermittent rain, although the the wet concrete did allow for possibilities of reflections, and water droplets are always an interesting detail.Dusk blue happens irrespective of clear or overcast skies, and we were fortunate to have some partially cleared skies for a short time at least.Canary Wharf does present some interesting composition due to the towering architecture and lights. Despite the odd security guard asking us what we were doing, all three of us had an enjoyable night and captured some interesting shots. The marina especially, presented many great reflections, and Jena managed to find some great spots to shoot from.Most of these were captured with the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, and a few with the Nikkors 35mm F/2 AF-D and 50mm F/1.8 AF-S.

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My friend Jena kindly suggested a night shoot around the Canary Wharf Estate yesterday evening, so myself and my colleague Kevin, also a photographer, joined her. We soldiered through our shots in spite of the intermittent rain, although the the wet concrete did allow for possibilities of reflections, and water droplets are always an interesting detail.
Dusk blue happens irrespective of clear or overcast skies, and we were fortunate to have some partially cleared skies for a short time at least.

Canary Wharf does present some interesting composition due to the towering architecture and lights. Despite the odd security guard asking us what we were doing, all three of us had an enjoyable night and captured some interesting shots. The marina especially, presented many great reflections, and Jena managed to find some great spots to shoot from.

Most of these were captured with the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, and a few with the Nikkors 35mm F/2 AF-D and 50mm F/1.8 AF-S.
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And there it is!

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DSC_0621 Capture Date: Aug 27, 2011 07:23 PM
Camera:NIKON D90ISO Speed:200Exposure:8 secAperture:f / 11.0Focal Length:14 mmFlash:Did not Fire
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And there it is!
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Waiting for the dusk.

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DSC_0443 Capture Date: Aug 27, 2011 07:22 PM
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Waiting for the dusk.
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Thank you Jena for the idea for this shot!

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Thank you Jena for the idea for this shot!
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LampertphotoSep 1, 2011 02:24 PM

Great set an inspiring area to photograph !

Petko SlavovJun 17, 2012 01:18 PM

Hello,

these are some very nice images. Do you mind sharing some of the post processing techniquies you have used? Did you use a tripod, or they are taken hand held? Very interesting results though, good job!!!

Kind regards,
Petko.

Alpha Whiskey PhotographyJun 28, 2012 03:48 PM

Hello Petko. Thank you for your kind words. I used a small tripod for all of these shots, and enhanced some of the colours in post. I always shoot RAW and run them through Aperture's Auto Enhance which does a nice job. Then I sharpen the images after I have reduced them for the web. :)

FRANCISCO PORTO DE BRITODec 23, 2012 08:28 AM

VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE

AlphaWhiskeyDec 23, 2012 09:43 AM

Thank you Francisco.

CeciliaMar 18, 2013 06:08 PM

Hi I am a photography A level student and for my next project, I am looking at the theme of urban light. I was wondering whether you could give me some tips on how best to take photographs in the city at night. I did attempt some night photography, but the lights were not sharp enough. Also, if it is not too much to ask, it would be brilliant if you could tell me where you best like to take photographs at night in London? I don't want to photograph an area that is too touristy, but still want to get some building lights. Thank you and if its not clear, I think your photos above are beautiful! haha :)

AlphaWhiskeyMar 18, 2013 06:38 PM

Hello Cecilia. Rather than list all the advice here and all the many places to shoot in London, it may simply be more practically useful to actually do some night shooting with myself and my friend Jena (the two of us have shot London to death and are quite experienced at it!). This way, we can help you with the challenges directly. If this would interest you and if you live in London feel free to contact me at the email address on my Public Profile page.
Warm Regards,
Alpha Whiskey.

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